School of Education, Health, and Human Performance

(upbeat guitar music
and bird tweeting) – [Voiceover] In South
Carolina, we’re one of the top producers of
teachers and our graduates are highly sought all
across the nation. – [Voiceover] I chose my
health major because I wanted to make a change in people’s
lives for the better. – Seems like she knows that
there’s stress fractures– – [Voiceover] They get
first-hand experience from the moment they step in the College of
Charleston as freshman. – The kids are
doing a banana lab where they’re extracting
DNA from a banana. – And these are good
things to have– – [Voiceover] Many of
these students go on and present their research at regional and
national conferences. – With the College
of Charleston, I feel completely prepared
to take on the classroom. (upbeat piano music) – [Voiceover] The
College of Charleston School of Education, Health
and Human Performance is nationally accredited and
recognized for excellence in teacher and
pre-professional preparation. The school’s name reflects
its two distinctive areas. The Department of Teacher
Education trains future teachers to help every child
in every classroom. Students in the Department of
Health and Human Performance study everything from health
promotion to athletic training and exercise science
to physical education. Students learn from
dedicated top tier professors and many collaborate on
cutting edge research. – So which direction
do DNA travel? – I think through the
practicum experiences through their internships, they
really get an understanding of who these children
are and what they need so that when they graduate, they’re fully ready to
become excellent teachers. Hundreds of graduates are
named teachers of the year for their schools,
districts and the state. Lucy Beckham, the 2010 National Secondary School
Principal of the Year is also a Department of
Teacher Education graduate. – I’m here at the N.E. Miles Early Childhood
Development Center at the College of Charleston where I work after school. Here, I get to supervise
the children’s play and just engage in
learning with them and apply the skills
that I’ve learned in my methods classes. – [Voiceover] Less than
one percent of the teachers in pre-k through eighth grade
are African American males. Through the Call
Me Mister program, the School supports
African American men preparing for the classroom. – I want to become
a better role model mainly to my students to show
them that they can achieve what I achieved by
going to college and just being
somebody successful. The Department of Health
and Human Performance is growing exponentially
and attracts students with a wide range of interests. – So this is Jason Allen. The program here
is very impressive. The class sizes are
small enough to where you get hands-on experience
in your classroom so you can practice the
skills that you are gonna do on the field or on the court. – [Woman in red] Keep breathing. The College of Charleston
Faculty and students are very involved
at Stall High School with their physical
education curriculum here. – There are primarily carbs– I am an intern for Louis kids. Purpose of this
program is mainly to help these children
lose weight but it’s to also help them
understand that weight loss is a multi-dimensional thing. – [Voiceover] From
using computers to
analyze human movement and performance to aerobic
training, undergraduate research is seen throughout the
College’s Silcox Center. – My interest area is
physiology and immunology. We have a more applied
focus with professors who are interested
in performance
enhancement of athletes. Making athletes faster,
stronger, better. (audience cheers) – [Voiceover] The
School of Education, Health and Human Perfomance
is also home to a number of centers and special
programs that contribute to the students’ success
and the local community. – [Voiceover] The most
important variable in the education of a
child is the teacher and so if we produce
highly effective teachers then we’re helping to improve the education here
in Charleston. – [Voiceover] We offer
extensive options for graduate level programs
including our Masters of Arts in Teaching and our
Masters of Education programs which focus on niche
areas like ESOL and science and
math for teachers. – Our graduates don’t have
easy job when they leave here but they certainly
are important jobs.

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